- lost with windows 8 / setting up email
New laptop today and has windows 8, last one had 7, bit lost to say the least. First thing I can’t figure out is how to add my bt internet address to it.Posted 4 years ago
Can’t even figure out how to close an app, doing it by dragging down from top shoving it to the side then shifting sideways again, any easier way?GreenSubscriber
To add your bt email account there are two options, the Mail App on the Home Screen, or Outlook on the desktop
Open the mail app
swipe in from the right of the screen to open the list of charms
Click on settings
Click on Accounts
Click on Add Account
Click on Other Account
Enter your email address and password and you should be good to go
OutlookPosted 4 years ago
Open outlook for the first time, you’ll be prompted for email address and password, enter your bt account detailstwonksSubscriber
Once you get used to Windows 8 I think you’ll like it.
I don’t use the main Metro block screen too much, instead preferring the usual desktop.
To close something I usually click back to the tiles ( left click in bottom left on the windows icon) then move the mouse up to the top left corner. All the windows open are then shown as little boxes. Right click on the ones you wish to close and select close.
Seems a bit of a faff but in reality it is a 1 second job.Posted 4 years agoDickBartonMember
Install the latest Windows 8 update (you need to login via the Store, if you don’t have it, it is the first thing that appears – takes about 15-90 minutes to download and then about 60-180 minutes to install (reboots about 5 times as well). It then gives you a ‘Start’ button on the desktop and within that, you can select to always start in Desktop. Metro is still there – hit the ‘Start’ button but you can avoid the tiles if you don’t like them.Posted 4 years agocdaimersSubscriber
Just bought a new windows 8 laptop for one of the kids. The windows 8.1 update was not available until we had done all the other updates then it was available in the store icon on the metro page. Cannot recommend windows 8.1 enough, was so glad once the upgrade was done, it was all very familiar with all the same settings as windows 7Posted 4 years ago
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